Seating for 7 with integrated child booster seat
V-8 power, 6 spd auto
Premium leather seating
85K miles on the ODO
Comes with a Yakima rack
Comes with an optional Yakima cargo box good for skis for additional $30/trip
Comes with an optional Bike rack good for 3 bikes for additional $30/trip
Car comes with aux audio jack for iphone/ipod
Snow tires or chains
2007 Volvo XC90Ganesh's Volvo154.522
The owner cancelled this trip 23 hours before it started. This message was automatically posted by Turo.
Positives: Car is clean and owner filled it up with a full tank of gas and installed the ski rack per request. Owner was accommodating in arranging an earlier pick-up time and helped install additional windshield wiper fluid.
Owner has Turo set to "auto-approve", so even though I had used the booking system to ask him questions and requested him not to approve booking (per recommendation from Turo support) he did so and I was stuck with accepting or incurring a cancellation charge. Wish I was aware of this auto-approval and that he would note this in his listing.
We could not fold down one of the 3rd row seats and ended up squeezing 3 people in the 2nd row for a 4 hr trip to Tahoe. Luckily we only had 6 people, but if I had 7 and could not fold down the car seat, we would have been in trouble. Video instructions were to just pull on the strap to pull out the cushion, but cushion was stuck and nothing worked. Owner gave instructions to push in cushion before pulling strap, but that did not work. Would want owner to note this to the renter so they can request his help setting up both seats before departure.
Brakes on the car are also in need of replacement. Braking on the highway causes shuddering, and you have to brake extra early as they do not stop very quickly.
Host was courteous. Car is comfortable to drive for long distances. With 6 riders, it still was spacious with integrated booster seat, as we also put up a car seat in last row for baby. Being old model, Car engine may seem noisy when you're not on busy freeways, but it's not too bothering. Handling and driving was smooth.